Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL1ISS1 2017

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 1 — ISSUE 1 44 EDUCATION a 13:1 student/faculty ratio. Established by the United Church of Christ in 1851, Catawba offers career preparation grounded in liberal arts with over 70 academic fields of study including strong science and pre-professional programs. Of course, Charlotte may be best known as home to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) - a public research university with three campuses: Charlotte Research Institute Campus, Center City Campus, and the main campus located in University City, about 8 miles from Uptown Charlotte. UNCC offers 21 doctoral, 64 master's, and 90 bachelor's degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Business, the College of Computing and Informatics, the Cato College of Education, the William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services, the Honors College, and the University College. The number of excellent colleges and universities within a 20-mile radius of the Queen City are impossible to cover in proper detail within a single article. Other great area schools include Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). JCSU is an independent, urban university that continues to gain a national reputation and has been ranked several times by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the South. Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,100 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, masters level university with a commitment to liberal arts and professional studies and also has been ranked as a top school in the region by U.S. News and World Report. Another example of extraordinary higher learning choices is Belmont Abbey College (Belmont). First Things Magazine recently named the Abbey America's #1 "School on the Rise, Filled with Excitement." They have also received a "Top-Tier Ranking" by U.S. News and World Report, and recently named "A best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review. The Abbey is the only Catholic college between northern Virginia and Florida. As for technical schools, community colleges and other 2-year programs around the Charlotte Mecklenburg area, be sure to investigate Central Piedmont Community College, Gaston College (Dallas) or York Technical College (Rock Hill, SC). It's easy to see why Charlotte has become one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. Quality educational resources lead to quality educated students, citizens, and businesspeople. Best of all, Charlotte provides this "Big City" benefit with southern charm. []

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